13th Sunday Ordinary time
Being courageous - often, as Christians, we are tormented and overwhelmed by the hardships that life brings. This happens solely because we rely only on human resources to overcome them. Jesus exhorts us not to be afraid of anything except sin, which destroys our friendship with God and, consequently, leads to eternal damnation.
When we are faced with trials and challenges, we must be strong and brave like true sons and daughters of God. However, we should also be strong and courageous in little things also, like politely turning down an invite to a place improper for a good Christian to be present; or breaking off a conversation which is taking an unhealthy turn. Because, it is when we are strong in little things such as these that we would be strong in tackling more complex issues and be fruitful.
Stay safe, strong and secure in God’s love.
Praying God’s richest blessings over each one of you.
Fr Paul Beukes OMI
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Rivonia
RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION ON SUNDAYS – 10am until 11am
Parishioners are invited to participate in the reception of Holy Communion on Sundays after participating in the virtual Mass or after Morning Prayer. You are invited to drive to the Church and receive Holy Communion. Please take note of the following:
- You must wear a mask.
- Upon arrival at the Church, you will have your temperature recorded and will be required to complete a form that will assist us with tracing, should the need arise. If your temperature is above normal, you will not be permitted to enter the Church premises and are advised to consult your physician.
- The form which needs to be filled in is available on the Parish website. Complete it, print it out and bring it along and place it in the box provided just before your hands are sanitised. Alternatively, you can complete the form that will be handed out at the Church. KINDLY REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR OWN PEN.
- Drive to the front door of the Church, open your window (with your mask still covering your mouth and nose) put out your hand and receive the Eucharist reverently. Close your window and consume the Blessed Sacrament. Drive off the premises immediately. No person will be permitted into the Church building. The toilets will be out of bounds. Please keep in mind that the reception of Holy Communion will begin at 10am and conclude at 11am.
The dispensation from the obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation remains in effect for those who feel uncomfortable with the above option, or unable to receive Holy Communion due to fears or concerns about COVID-19.
Those with comorbidities, expectant mothers or those otherwise in a high-risk category, those over the age of 65 years and those who feel sick, are respectfully encouraged to remain at home and recite the Prayer of Spiritual Communion.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation
Fr. Paul Beukes OMI
We celebrate with the following parishioners:
Cherryl & Cliff Brooke on their 41 year wedding Anniversary
Penny and Mark Dunn 30 year wedding Anniversary
Tumi Carey on turning 21 this year!
We remember all our parishioners who celebrated their birthdays during June.
Please keep in your prayers the following parishioners:
Cliff Brooke, Belinda Versace, Hillary Klopper, Churchill Ebersey, Tom Ryan, Willem Crystal, Tracey Damons, Christopher Harrison, George Chadinha, Mike Morris, Mayusha Maheeph, Dave Kirby, Hermann Goëpel, Colin Botha, Zia Bietrix, Tyrone Nean.
Please keep Musenge Moseni and her family in your prayers
|A sincere Thank you
We packed 500 food parcels we are busy distributing to various charitable causes. Thank you to all who volunteered and the generous donations received. More Food parcels will be packed shortly for distribution with the Blankets.
Every year the parish collects funds to purchase blankets. These blankets are given to various charities to be distributed. Please make your donation this year using SnapScan or EFT reference BLANKET the the parish bank account. Thank you to all who have make donations and contributions.
Holy Communion Service and Mass Recordings
Every Sunday Father Paul posts a pre-recorded Mass on this website, Facebook and on WhatsApp. This Mass is available on YouTube, the link is printed on the top left hand corner of this website. Should you wish to participate in the Drive through Holy Communion service please down load the form and complete it before you come to the service. All prescribed precautions have been taken to protect you, the volunteers, the staff and Father Paul. The wearing of a mask is compulsory.